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Cancer Care and Control : South-South Knowledge Exchange

HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS PSYCHOSOCIAL SUPPORT EMERGENCY PLAN SOCIAL MOBILIZATION CAREGIVERS RISKS REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH ECONOMIC GROWTH COUNSELORS URBANIZATION MINISTRIES OF HEALTH VACCINATION NATIONAL RESOURCES YOUNG GIRLS INFORMED DECISIONS PHARMACISTS PREVENTION FAMILY SUPPORT LAWS CERVICAL CANCER SCREENING EQUITABLE ACCESS PREMATURE DEATH MORBIDITY HEALTH EDUCATION INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS COMMUNITY HEALTH DISCRIMINATION HEALTH INSURANCE HEALTH RESEARCH HEALTH CARE DRUGS CERVICAL CANCER AGING POPULATIONS LEGAL STATUS PATIENT EDUCATION HEALTH HOLISTIC APPROACH HEALTH WORKERS BREAST CANCER PUBLICATIONS PREVENTION EFFORTS RURAL POPULATION INFORMATION SYSTEMS CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION HOSPITAL PUBLIC HEALTH RADIATION KNOWLEDGE COST EFFECTIVENESS PUBLIC POLICY HEALTHY LIFESTYLES RURAL POPULATIONS NATIONAL PLANS MINISTRY OF HEALTH DISEASES AIDS RELIEF TRAINING IMMUNIZATION INFECTIOUS DISEASES PATIENTS PATIENT SMOKING INTERVENTION LEUKEMIA HEALTH SYSTEMS AGING HOSPICES NURSES COVERAGE OF POPULATION OBSERVATION HEALTH MANAGEMENT DISSEMINATION MEDICAL SCHOOL MARRIAGE ESSENTIAL HEALTH CARE LEVELS OF KNOWLEDGE TUBERCULOSIS GYNECOLOGY SCREENING SERVICE DELIVERY SUSTAINABLE POPULATION GLOBAL HEALTH GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT MORTALITY POLITICAL SUPPORT SOCIAL SUPPORT PALLIATIVE CARE CANCER PROGRESS QUALITY CARE MEDICAL RESEARCH WORKERS SURGERY POLICIES PHYSIOTHERAPY NATIONAL STRATEGY QUALITY OF CARE CHRONIC DISEASE HIV SURVEILLANCE POLICY MAKERS HEALTH POLICY HEALTH OUTCOMES OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY HYGIENE WORKSHOP HEPATITIS B FAMILY PLANNING MEDICAL PERSONNEL DECISION MAKING CHEMOTHERAPY NUTRITION POPULATIONS WORKSHOPS MALARIA SECURITY POLICY QUALITY CONTROL POLICY INFANT HEALTH QUALITY OF LIFE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION LIFESTYLES INTERNET RISK FACTORS HEALTH SYSTEM MINISTERS OF HEALTH VACCINES PHYSICIANS COMMUNICABLE DISEASES GOVERNMENT AGENCIES CHILDREN ALCOHOLIC LIVER CANCER CLINICS GENERIC DRUGS LACK OF AWARENESS HEALTH PROVIDERS RURAL AREAS GENERAL PRACTITIONERS DISABILITY ADDICTION REFERRAL SYSTEMS NATIONAL LEADERS POPULATION BEREAVEMENT RESEARCH PROGRAM EARLY DETECTION QUALITY ASSURANCE STRATEGY EPIDEMIOLOGY REGISTRATION FAMILIES WOMEN MEDICINES REFERRAL SYSTEM HOSPITALS HEALTH INTERVENTIONS AIDS ILLNESSES URBAN POPULATION SECONDARY EDUCATION BEHAVIOR CHANGE HEALTH SERVICES IMPLEMENTATION DEMAND FOR SERVICES NURSING NATIONAL HEALTH SYSTEMS SERVICE PROVIDERS PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES
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World Bank, Washington, DC
Africa
2015-12-08T20:18:59Z | 2015-12-08T20:18:59Z | 2015-11

Worldwide, deaths from cancer exceed those caused by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), tuberculosis, and malaria combined. Seventy percent of deaths due to cancer occur in low-and middle-income countries, which are often poorly prepared to deal with the growing burden of chronic disease. Over a period of 18 months, the cancer care and control South-South knowledge exchange brought together a group of stakeholders from five countries in Africa - Botswana, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, and Zambia to share experiences, lessons, and good practices through a set of video conferences and a site visit to Zambia. All five countries have demonstrated commitment, initiated various cancer control and cancer screening programs, and expressed interest in sharing their experiences. The knowledge exchange on cancer care and control aimed to raise awareness, increase knowledge of effective strategies, and strengthen regional collaboration in cancer control planning and expanding equitable access to cancer treatment. This paper presents highlights of the country experiences shared, common challenges discussed, and innovative solutions explored during the knowledge exchange. Topics addressed include population-based surveillance and data collection to better document the burden of cancer; strategies for designing and implementing successful national cancer care and control programs; innovative approaches for strengthening cancer prevention efforts such as human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination programs; task sharing and other strategies to build capacity and increase access to services; analytical tools for understanding the costs of programs; financing models, including public private partnerships, to increase cancer prevention and care; policy reforms needed to improve access to palliative care; and opportunities for regional collaboration.

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